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|13 weeks 3 days ago||Hyperbole, I'll admit it.||
Hyperbole, I'll admit it. But...just to be sure I'm not crazy or misremembering things here, I just watched a Youtube video called "Top 10 Niklas Kronwall hits" and I counted 2 or 3 where he didn't leave his feet.
So how about "70-80% of the time they're not clean hockey checks." Better?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Yup, that must be it.||
Yup, that must be it.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Because I prefer clean hockey||
Because I prefer clean hockey hits. Also player safety, both his and the opposition's. He's lucky he hasn't hurt himself.
And yes, I do think this will change him. It's been a year and a half since he's done that, and I think it will be much longer than that before he does it again.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||He checks with his backside||
He checks with his backside and leaves his feet - meaning he has zero control over his body or where the principal point of contact is. Usually it ends up being the opposing players head. This time it was a forearm to the face because again, he has no control over his body at the point of contact.
My concern isn't with what he does (pinching down to obliterate a forward trying to break out) my issue is with how he's always done it. They're never clean hockey checks.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||About time||
About time this happened. Kronwall has ALWAYS checked like a bitch, and even as a Wings fan I'm glad it finally caught up with him - just wish it wasn't for a must-win game.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Scrappy lunch pail kind of||
Scrappy lunch pail kind of guy. Real high character, great teammate.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not so sure||
I'm not so sure that's true one way or another. It does, however, sound good for Roquan Smith and that's what's most important here. I'll be happy for him wherever he ends up.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, fall in line. You're||
Yeah, fall in line. You're not allowed to think that way.
You don't want your reputation, relationships, and employment prospects ruined for simply stating an opinion that goes against the herd? What are you, some kind of coward?
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Did you know?||
Did you know that Tom Zibikowski also boxes? Tom Zibikowski is a boxer.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone who doesn't "support||
Anyone who doesn't "support the troops" isn't a real American.
Gtfo with that shit. It's just as as asinine now as it was 10 years ago.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||WELLLLLL||
Hoke is still the coach, Brandon is still the AD. It won't stop until both of those things are no longer the case, nor should it. The fans don't want their discontent "noticed" they want change and they want it weeks ago.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||That's been my pick||
That's been my pick and I've been saying it to anyone who will listen. It's usually met with "who?" He's the next Brian Kelly, and he's not a complete asshole. He's 46, successful and knows the state.
A fiery, young, up-and-comer from Miami(OH) wouldn't be without precedent....
|43 weeks 6 days ago||So sick of the Harbaugh crap||
So sick of the Harbaugh crap, it's not happening. Neither is Les Miles - which is good because it's a terrible idea.
No legit, current BCS/Power5/whateverit'scalled head coach is coming here either.
Who's left? Unproven guys.
Chuck Martin is the answer.
|44 weeks 41 min ago||No||
No. He dead now. RIP in peace Shane
|44 weeks 44 min ago||Or||
Or, Michigan could have called a timeout and gotten Gardner back in. The ref even gave Hoke an eternity before starting the play clock, going "Are you fucking kidding me?!?
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Edit||
Edit: Nevermind. Not worth it.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Twice||
Twice. He inherited a talented Florida team from Zook, who was a phenomenal recruiter.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Is this because||
Is this only because #2 is the obvious choice for the next legend jersey, though? I wouldn't bet against it happening in the near future. Wow factor, added value proposition, etc. etc.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||What's most amazing about his||
What's most amazing about his 7 Norris trophies is that he probably should have won 8 or 9 of them instead. He won the Norris trophy 7 out of the 10 years it was awarded between 2000 and 2011. A strong argument could be made for him winning it any of the four years previous to that when it went to Leetch, Blake, MacInnis, and Pronger. He just wasn't putting up the flashy offensive numbers at that point in his career yet. He was far more solid defensively than any of those guys.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It isn't, but...||
It isn't, but by default it seems to be the case. I'm not aware of any teams running big, twin TE and FB sets up-tempo regularly. It's mostly spread outfits.
I kind of wonder if it would work though. How damaging could Stanford's offense be with Indiana's tempo?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Does there have to be?||
Does there have to be? I don't know that an exhausting study needs to be done, it seems like a logical conclusion to me. On every play there is a chance of a player being injured. More plays, more chances. Isn't it that simple or am I missing something here?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Interesting line of thought||
I had never thought of the Miami/Ross thing before. I'd much prefer to play Florida there than another game at Jerryworld. I doubt they would go for such a thing though, just as I'm not sure Michigan would play at Soldier Field. I can totally see a Boston or NYC thing happening though. Interesting thought.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||At least Russia only has to||
At least Russia only has to embarrassed about this for the next two years. This is just the appetizer to main course of clusterfuck that will be 2016 Rio.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Re: Lloyd||
This isn't the same as what Lloyd Carr allegedly did, it's not nearly as bad. These are kids making a major decision about the next 4-5 years of their lives and beyond. The head coach who recruited them was retired, he may be a bit upset and is telling them to take a good look around before signing anything.
That's not nearly as bad as doing the same thing to players already in the program - in some cases for years.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||....and there it is||
Rape culture. I knew that buzz phrase would be coming if you posted long enough. Your borderline hysteria gave it away.
The overall theme of your argument seems to be that a young man's default position is rape. Only by using every conceivable opportunity to point out rape culture can we correct this.
"Hey don't forget fellas, no raping!"
It's pretty damn offensive to those of us who know rape is wrong, and who raise sons that know rape is wrong.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||But...||
But but but RichRod beat Georgia!
I couldn't care less what a coach did at a Mickey Mouse school in a Mickey Mouse conference. Put a Michigan football team on the field that progresses instead of regresses from week to week or gtfo.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Good points, but I can't||
Good points, but I can't recall multiple screens in every game. Off the top of my head I only remember a failed tunnel screen against PSU as well as a throwback and WR screen against Indiana. Confirmation bias on my part, or have there been a lot of others?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||This reeks of bullshit||
This reeks of bullshit to me. Some asshole brah tries to be edgy thinking he's funny, rightfully gets heat for it, and then tries to rationalize his way out of the hard spot he put himself in. He wasn't trying to draw attention to anything but himself. Fuck him and his "Michigan difference" arrogant grandstanding. He's an embarrassment.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Odd||
Odd that there's one on offense and three on defense. Assume there was a three-way tie on D or close to it?
As for Devin, he's the undisputed starting quarterback, he's a defacto leader on the team, captain or not. Nice to see some of the other guys get some official recognition.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Re: Oregon game||
Perhaps what you're thinking of is the comment that Carr made in the post-game presser; Something along the lines of "Maybe the game has just passed me by." IIRC, it wasn't until late November that it was officially announced. The writing was certainly on the wall after his post Oregon comments, but there was nothing official at that point.